Aussie Ben Mendelsohn Beat The ‘GoT’ Cast To Score A Massive Upset Emmy Win

Australia’s own sinister mister Ben Mendelsohn has taken out an extremely unlikely Emmy Award for his role in Netflix‘s ‘Bloodline,’ securing the gong for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Mendelsohn was considered a rank outside chance to take out the award, which rates as a massive boilover and one of the upsets of the night. And that fact becomes particularly apparent when you consider just who he beat out.
On weigh-of-names alone the category was one of the most high-powered of the evening, with other nominees including the likes of Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington from ‘Game of Thrones,’ Jonathan Banks from ‘Better Call Saul,’ Jon Voight from ‘Ray Donovan,’ and Michael Kelly from ‘House of Cards.’
The win gets even more remarkable when you consider that Netflix announced the series would be cancelled at the conclusion of its upcoming third season, and that Mendelsohn’s character Danny Rayburn was killed off at the end of season one, only appearing in season two via flashback and dream visions.
Mendelsohn’s win was so unexpected that he wasn’t even present in Los Angeles to pick up his award in the flesh, with award presenter Taraji P. Henson accepting the award on his behalf.

Huge win! Absolutely massive boilover. Once again an Australian underdog punches well above his own weight.

Get around him!

Photo: Bloodline/Netflix.